The Borden County Coyotes are coming off an undefeated district season in 2012, but will need to replace Tanner Richey, who accounted for over 4,000 yards of the Coyotes offense.
"We're going to go through some growing pains early, but the atmosphere with the kids has been tremendous. I think they're going to really play hard for us and fly around. I know that they're going to put a product out there that people are going to be proud of" said Coach Richey.
Tristen Benavidez is one of three seniors on this years Borden squad, and he knows what his Coyotes are capable of.
Benavidez said "I think that we're going to surprise people in the long run. We will show them that we're still the Coyotes and we're still going to come out and compete hard."
A new offense will have the Coyotes howling on their way to the end zone.
Junior Center/Guard Frank Banman added "Definitely more passing. We're going to have to throw the ball a lot more. A lot more running and reading our keys and having good blocks up front."
Coach Richey has a very young and inexperienced team, but he knows you can't count the Coyotes out of competing for a district title.
Richey said about his current roster, "You know the ones that are in here right now, this is where they want to be. This is what they want to do. They want to bleed red, white, and columbia blue for this school, this town, and this team. I'm really excited about what they're going to grow up and become throughout the course of this year."
"We grow as a team every day and we get better and better each day so we will see what happens" said Banman.
Reporting in Borden County, Travis Weeks, Big Board Sports.